Ku De Ta, as it was but now isn't.
Ku De Ta
There are security guards, front and back.
There are barriers from the beach,
“Enter through the lobby, please.”
Bag searches are mandatory.
We sit, elevated; remote to the beach,
There but not there.
The menu is a gardener’s delight:
Phytochemicals in abundance:
Tastes like uncooked vegetable soup
Sold as rejuvenating juice.
With kale, of course.
Chia seeds and goji berries extra.
The whole raw slurry
Has more antioxidants than you can poke
An extra wide slurpy straw at.
Glasses of grey-ish, orange-ish, pureed gloop.
More medicinal than refreshing.
There is a pool going in
Where there were once red umbrellas.
Not only the head has been removed,
The heart has too.
But the liver!
Oh, the liver is remarkably frisky.
© J Cosmo Newbery 2015
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